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An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile launches during an operational test at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, at 1:13 a.m. Pacific Time, October 2, 2019.

Air Force Global Strike Command just tested an intercontinental ballistic missile over the Pacific

ICBM test launches are not a response to anything, the Air Force says; rather they demonstrate that the US nuclear deterrent is robust and ready.
A Helicopter from the Customs and Border Protection Office flies over the US-Mexico Border wall on April 5, 2019 in Mexicali, Mexico.

The Pentagon is reportedly shifting funds from ballistic missile and surveillance plane programs to fund Trump’s border wall

Pentagon officials have explicitly stated that the diverted funds will not negatively affect military readiness.

Russia just test-fired an ICBM built to beat US defenses as a nuclear arms race heats up

Russia test-fired its advanced RS-24 Yars intercontinental ballistic missile on Wednesday, amid rising tensions between Washington and Moscow.
A DF-5B missile is displayed in a military parade at Tiananmen Square in Beijing on September 3, 2015, to mark the 70th anniversary of victory over Japan and the end of World War II. China kicked off a huge military ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of Japan's defeat in World War II on September 3, as major Western leaders stayed away.

Chinese troops have been training for nuclear war in simulated ICBM strike missions in underground bunkers, Chinese media reveals

Chinese troops have conducted simulated ICBM strike missions from underground bunkers in preparation for possible nuclear war, Chinese media reports.
A surface-to-surface Agni V missile during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi, January 26, 2013.

India’s latest missile test puts it closer to joining an exclusive club and will ‘make China think twice’

The test "reaffirms the country's indigenous missile capabilities and further strengthens our credible deterrence," India's Defense Ministry said.
A Topol-M missile launcher drives in Red Square during a Victory Day military parade in Moscow May 9, 2008.

Russia is testing new tech for its ICBMs that could defeat NATO missile defenses

With its most recent test in December, Russia is getting close to hypersonic missile proliferation.